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 No.3246[Reply]

Thinking about picking myself up a radio scanner for railfanning, since I'm tired of relying on a phone app to do it for me (broadcasting from a stationary tower as opposed to my immediate surrounding area, eating up my cellular data, unreliable connection, etc)

I'm just a little confused though, most of the radio frequencies I see listed for railroads show "train to dispatcher" and "dispatcher to train" as different channels, plus something called "ARN" (see link below) which I have yet to find a definition for. So, do I tune my scanner to multiple channels at once, or…? How it works, wat do?
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 No.3268

Just ordered this model, looks like it has a feature where I can set one channel as "Priority" then scan for other channels while allowing the Priority channel to override the scanning any time there's a transmission, so that sounds like it should let me listen to both directions of railroad chatter. I'll order myself that antenna another time. Thanks for your help, friends!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00772MR0K/

 No.3269

>>3259
>So I should find a scanner that can handle multiple channels at once, eh? Alrighty.

All scanners do this, its what differentiates a scanner vs a regular receiver\transceiver.

 No.3272

>>3268
I think I'll wait until you get yours in and see how you like it before I make my purchasing decision. Let us know how it does, will you?

 No.3273

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>>3272

Of course! It should arrive tomorrow, if I don't test it out on Sunday, I'll have time to play with it next weekend.

 No.3281

I've bought two of those cheap Baofeng scanners from amazon. Both work perfect. They have A/B channel scanning so you can put dispatch on A and road channel on B and it will scan both for activity. You can program it to scan more channels but I heard it is sort of slow if you do more than 2 channels.

Punch in the 6 digit frequency. Hit the A/B button to goto channel B. Punch in the 6 digit frequency. Hit the scan button. It's now scanning between the two channels. Like 30 seconds to set up.



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 No.3275[Reply]

My brother went to Japan and brought me back some gifts, which Choochoo is this?

 No.3276

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>>3275
I've been in Oakland CA, doing the winter thing there since winter doesn't exist there

 No.3277

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>>3276
Oakland is wild as heck

 No.3278

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>>3277
I came to SoCal on official business, hobo justice, now it is time for me to return to Oakland via BNSF & Bart

 No.3279

>>3275
Dr. Yellow the track inspection shinkansen. Specifically the old 0 Series that's not in use anymore.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Yellow

 No.3280

Those are pretty neat! A friend of mine just got back from Tokyo and brought back some fun toys.



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 No.3191[Reply]

The future is now!
And it's kind of ugly.
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 No.3207

>>3194
>'well sculpted'
That's a strange way of saying 'shaped like a suppository'.

 No.3211

>>3191
>Fuck the aero, we need a corridor connection, dammit!

 No.3218

>Scotrail

Nice meme rail network you fucking faggot

 No.3262

Do the train drivers able to see that narrow window screen?

 No.3274

>>3194
Accordions make everything better.



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 No.2136[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

So why wouldn't we start the first RZD thread on the new 1chan?

As usual: I provide you with stuff, you provide me with questions and topics for discussion on the subject. Something like this basically.
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 No.3210

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>>3208
Alright, that's it for the glorious Transpolar railway for now. I have stretched the topic for too long, almost a month, probably should have created a dedicated thread… But it was worth it.

Anyone have more questions? Or, I guess, if someone had them they would already asked, right?..

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 No.3271

>>3243
Svelogorsk looks pretty af man



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 No.2041[Reply]

Some personal shitposting. Trains near the sea. Starting with OC.
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 No.3263

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Not strictly sea either but it's salt water and connects to the sea I guess!

 No.3264

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'tis an actual sea.

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 No.3266

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Yes, that train is stopped there. Yes, it's 30 times longer than the platform.

 No.3267

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 No.3240[Reply]

ITT: One off or limited production locomotives. Whether they were made for testing, or massive experimental failures. Some of these trains just don't get the respect they deserve.

I'll start with the Fastech 360 Shinkansen. Only 2 were made, the 360S and 360Z. They were used to test features for what became the E5 series. The 360S had two different styled end cars to test which end was more aerodynamic. 360Z was built with the same styled end as the E5. Affectionately called the "Cat Eared Shinkansen" because of it's unique air brakes which were never applied to the later E5 series. Sadly both units were scrapped.
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 No.3251

>>3250
>in aeronautics
But come on, no need to argue over semantics, we all knew what he meant

 No.3255

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While the Tulloch trailers were the first double decker cars in Australia, there were EMUs elsewhere which carried double decker cars in their consist like the Kintetsu 10100 and 20100.
The 4 prototype motor cars numbered from C3801 onwards were produced to run with Tulloch trailers and form the first full DDEMU formation in the world.

Footnote: to this day, it appears there exists very few, if no full DDEMUs outside Sydney which avoid compromising floor space or layout.

Car C3804 was preserved.

 No.3256

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4D - the D stands for Disappointment, Disaster, D'oh, *Dicks* - the only double decker for Melbourne. It was a skinny Tangara with Comeng guts. It didn't fit on most of the lines and had a tendency to just die (although sometimes coming back to life on its own accord). Eventually it was ripped up by Sims Metal as the fate most trains in Australia eventually meet.
One accustomed to a Tangara's controls may suggest that this is typical Tangara behaviour, but the 4D's erratic reliability took it to another level.

 No.3257

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One more from the land of double decker trains. The ill fated Tangara G7. An ordinary G Tangara from appearances but it was the first train in Sydney with VVVF propulsion. In its days, characterised by poor brake blending (typical Tangara), brakes making the train go faster and emergency brakes doing nothing at all. Eventually it would all come to an end when a driver dies on the controls in 2003 due to a heart attack, slumped on the controls (and hence dead man's switches. There was no vigilance system) in notch 4 (full power) and running around a sharp curve at 117 km/h. With the train went 7 lives, the event so spectacular that the driver was ejected from the cab.

Curiosity gets the better of me and I would hope to find a recording of the inverter sound of all things.



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 No.3216[Reply]

As you know I am restoreing a hump yard signeal. But what then ? Well I want to have a custom arcade game that hooks up to it called SIGNEAL MASTER. The game would start with a winners don't do drugs message sponsered by the Federal Railroad Administration then it will play I've been working on the railroad in the stile of Street Figheter II with a guy giveing a hand signeal and haveing the camera pan up the switch tower to show the logo SIGNEAL MASTER. The game will have a buttion for each of the signeals as well as a switch for LEARN and PLAY mode. In learn mode when you for example push the buttion labled stop the red signeal will light and an animation of a seitch engin stopping will play and so on for each other signeal. In play mode when the signeal lights up you have to hit the appropate buttion in a certin amount of time. Easter eggs will include a "number 1" blue tank engine, a steam engin pushing a DeLorean, a tank car with Paradise Valley Chemical and labled GC-161 and so on.
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 No.3224

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>>3223
The point of restoring the signal is to educate people. This will be a fun and unique way to do it.

 No.3225

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Have you thought of a name for the main character yet?

 No.3228

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>>3224
>WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS

 No.3253

I'm not saying I'm an expert on these things
But this has all the trade markings of a copypasta, being posted ironically to make fun of someone who actually typed this up somewhere else

 No.3254

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>>3253

No. I'm sure this is OC. Completely OC.

K4XCOej_ Certified!



 No.3231[Reply]

i am new to this board, someone give me a tour
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 No.3234

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>>3233

I still say we should have a sticky for all the damn tourists that drop in, but IIRC the reason we're not doing that is experience shows it wouldn't actually deter most of them.

 No.3235

so which train is the most sexual (in as much as a train being sexual can be sfw because i understand this is a sfw board)

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 No.3237

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>>3235
It's funny because the answer is obvious on so many levels.

 No.3238

>>3236
>>3237
Please don't feed the trolls.



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 No.3212[Reply]

Have you guys played this game? I fucking love it

 No.3213

A bit of age on that one. What was it, the first console-based train sim?

 No.3214

Not the N64 one but yes.

 No.3215

Not the N64 one but yes I have.

 No.3229

[Mod edit: this is really not appropriate for 1chan]

7/10, not a bad sim for it's era(Seriously, keep this board safe for work.)

 No.3230

cool story, bro



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 No.3219[Reply]


Railchan, was this shooped?
Wasn't this shooped?

 No.3220

LOL nope

 No.3221

The only thing I can see is that little splotch of yellow added on over the logo of the nose. Is there really a point to this thread?

 No.3226

>>3221
Does taking the piss out of UP (or CSX, et al) need a point?

 No.3227

Why would they bother shooping it?



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